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Quebec adds $223 million to fight domestic violence after spate of killings this year

The Quebec government on Friday announced a $223 million investment over five years in the fight against domestic violence, following a notable spike in femicides this year. More than $90 million is earmarked for women's shelters, which should help the centres increase spaces and offer more services to women seeking help, Public Security Minister Genevieve Guilbault told reporters. At least 10 women have been killed by their male partners in 2021.

Ontario introducing harsher penalties for speeding, stunt driving

Ontario plans to increase penalties for speeding, stunt driving and other traffic violations, saying it has seen a spike in the offences since the pandemic hit. The government introduced legislation Monday that would, among other things, increase vehicle impoundment times and lengthen licence suspensions. Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney said the Moving Ontarians More Safely Act sends a clear message to drivers.

Canada’s proposed sports betting law could generate taxes, protect consumers: experts

Canadians should soon be able to place a wager on the outcome of an NHL game thanks to what experts say is an overdue change to the country’s laws on sports betting.
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Consulting psychics on criminal investigations

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Police union concerned about British Columbia's provincial travel ban

Non-essential travel is being restricted between three regional zones in British Columbia to try to curb the spread of COVID-19, but the union representing RCMP officers says the ban lacks clarity. » Read now

Yukon officials call for overdose prevention sites, decriminalization

Health officials, Indigenous leaders and police are calling on the incoming Yukon government to take “urgent steps” to combat the worsening opioid crisis. » Read now

Alleged gang associate pleads guilty to shooting at RCMP

An alleged street gang member accused of shooting at RCMP has pleaded guilty. Danny Lee Weeseekase, 38, from Makwa Sahgaiehcan First nation, changed his not guilty plea to guilty in Lloydminster Provincial Court on Monday. » Read now

HK Memorial Hockey Tournament 2021

Location: Brampton, Ontario
Date: April 29-30, 2021
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Bi-weekly Laurier Webinar Series: Online public safety programs

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: April 27, 2021 – June 22, 2021
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Resilience Symposium: The Awe Project

Location: Virtual
Date: May 10-11, 2021
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FutureCon: Toronto CyberSecurity Conference

Location: Virtual
Date: May 13, 2021
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